Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Question: Nob Hill Walls

From: "Michael Lampen" michaell@gracecathedral.org

The surviving portions of boundary walls bordering the former properties of the Crocker (1876), Hopkins (1878) and Stanford (1876) mansions on Nob Hill, were supposedly designed and built by Central Pacific RR engineers. The walls are of grey basalt with coping and pylons of granite. Do you know of any documentation for this story?

Michael D. Lampen
Archivist, Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-2244